Whether there is bad weather outside or you just did not have enough time to go to the gym, there are plenty of terrific and effective workouts to do from home. Dorm rooms and short term rentals can make it hard to workout at home because of the limited space you have. However, here are 6 of the best workouts to do in your apartment home:
1) 30 Second Planks
One of the best abdominal workouts to do are planks. To do a normal plank you start by lying on the floor on your stomach and lift yourself up on your elbows & forearms and your feet. You then hold it there for 30 seconds. You can also turn to the side and hold yourself up on your right or left elbow, positioned under your shoulder, lifting your hips off the ground to work out your obliques.
2) Sumo Squats
Sumo squats are an easy and great inner thigh workout. You start by standing with your legs wider than normal and squat with your toes pointed out. Squat and push your hips back until your thighs are parallel with the floor and push back up until your standing. One squat is one rep.
For a great arm workout try doing some push-ups. Lay on your stomach on the floor and position your hands slightly wider than your shoulders. Rise up on your toes or modify by going on your knees. Extend your arms while keeping your whole body in a straight line. While doing so keep your core muscles tight.
Start with one leg stepped out in front of you and the other extended at a slight diagonal behind you. Then dip forward until your front knee is at a 90-degree angle and the one behind almost hits the ground. Repeat.
5) Triceps Dips
Start out sitting on the ground with your hands under your shoulders, feet hip width apart, knees bent, ankles under your knees, and shoulders back. Slowly bend your elbows and lower your body until you almost touch the floor. Then, using your arms only, lift yourself back up.
6) Mountain Climbers
Start out in a plank position with your hands directly under your shoulders and your legs extended out. Draw one knee in toward your chest or other shoulder and quickly alternate between drawing each knee in. This is a great cardio workout that also works out multiple parts of your body.